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Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi (Cochin)

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Learn the secret histories, ancient myths, and proud traditions of Kerala at Kerala Folklore Museum, an original and varied cultural heritage institution. Started in 2009 as a nonprofit organization by a husband-and-wife team, the museum collects artifacts from across the state and throughout the centuries. The resulting narrative includes everything from Stone Age utensils to 20th-century musical instruments. Take a moment to appreciate the historical building itself--a composite of remnants from a 16th-century temple, wooden carvings from across the state, and parts of other traditional buildings. For Kerala Folklore Museum and beyond, use our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder to get the most from your Kochi (Cochin) vacation.
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  • A place to visit if you have half a day to spare. Lot of artifacts on display. The entry fee of 100rs is overpriced. The ladies who help and explain pay more attention to guests they think would tip m...  more »
  • Easily accessible, very nice to stroll around. The ground floor is a bit packed, but other floors are worthwhile looking. Nice if you don't have much time 
  • It was a last minute decision to visit this museum. We were not supposed to visit but thank god we didn't skip the visit. The building is so good in design and its a piece of art by itself. The facade...  more »
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  • Nice mixture of architectural styles, easily accessible from Fort Kochin. Variety of artifacts; general atmosphere is a bit like a thrift store in that some item displays have a very hodgepodge feel. Volunteers are very pleasant and informative, with a true interest in preserving the culture of Kerala. Worth the trip.
  • This might be the most beautiful museum I've ever been to. All carved wood, housing centuries of Indian treasures. Costs extra to bring your camera but worth it. You can even buy some extra pieces for your home. I now own a lovely 18th century bronze Nandi that used to sit atop a temple post that I display proudly in my home. The sales support the museum so I feel doubly good.
  • The place is good for those who like History!! :P Entry fee 100Rs, very good collection of sculptures, paintings mostly based on SOUTH INDIA. Good place to know ancient India :)
  • I must say that this is a place everyone must visit with friends. This museum is a personal collection of artifacts. Lot of sculptures are there. The entire collection is categorised and arranged in three floors and are named as Malabar, Cochin and Travancore. There is a small theatre available for live performing arts. Majority are sculptures made in metal, single piece rocks and wood. There are lots of old paintings, jewellery and coin collections, etc . Vast historical collection. Indeed it's a great place to find our heritage. Entry fee is Rs. 50. ₹100 extra in case you want to use camera inside.
  • Stuffed full of artefacts and ancient art and cultural pieces the museum is both informative and interesting. You can move through it at your own pace and take pictures of you pay the extra 100. It's a great place to while away an afternoon and pick up a few souvenirs